Donald Trump can’t function. There’s just no otheer way to put it anymore. The guy has gone from being a semi-coherent villain to such an inept parody of himself that he starts screwing up the day before he even gets out of bed in the morning. Everyone commits gaffes from time to time. But Trump is now doing it so often, his whole life is becoming a series of gaffes. This time around he unwittingly dragged The Apprentice into it, of all things.
Trump began Wednesday by retweeting Apprentice creator Mark Burnett, who had just promoted his wife Roma Downey’s new book. That’s a federal crime, of course, as the President of the United States is not allowed to use his office to promote specific for-profit products in such a manner, but this is nothing new for him. It was what he did next that made heads spin, and suggested that maybe he’s so far gone, his own head may literally be spinning.
Trump then posted a Twitter reply to Burnett’s tweet about Downey’s book, and used that reply to rant about trade deficits. That would be like spotting some friends in a restaurant and going over to their table because you want to get their attention so you can begin ranting about, well, trade deficits. We don’t think Trump was trying to lecture the creator of the Apprentice about the trade deficit; we think he’s just too far gone to even realize what he’s clicking on anymore. And yet the tweet in question still stands.
In fact a minute later Donald Trump posted the same exact tweet about trade deficits, word for word, as a standalone post. So he posted this twice, once for the general public, and once as an out-of-place rant at Mark Burnett, in less than sixty seconds. In a vacuum, this kind of thing wouldn’t matter. But considering that Trump is unraveling by the day, and his overall behavior keeps becoming more confused and incoherent, these kinds of gaffes keep adding up. Help support Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report